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by Stephen Downes
December 25, 2007

EduCamp Colombia Bogota Video
Newly uploaded video of my talk in Bogota at Educamp Colombia. Stephen Downes, Google Video December 25, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Economics in a DRM-Free World
After my previous post, Doug Johnson asked me to explain the economic model of a DRM-free world. This has been done by others on numerous occasions, so this link should only be thought of as a summary. Stephen Downes, Half an Hour December 25, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Flightgear 1.0.0 Released
Need something to play with ovr the holidays? How about a free and open source flight simulator? Via Miguel Guhlin. Charlie, Free Gamer December 25, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Requiescat in Pace: Oscar Peterson, 1925-2007
"There's an extreme joy I get in playing that I've never been able to explain." I'll let the music speak for itself. Mark Federman, What's The Next Message? December 25, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Ajax and XML: Ajax for Chat
Should you ever have a need to crate a chat application from scratch, this is just the ticket for you. Using nothing more than a text editor, you can create this chat application out of AJAX and PHP. Jack D Herrington, IBM Developer Works December 25, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , , ] [Comment]

Oy Vey, No Kwanza Specials... Sorry
And I didn't see the Seinfeld Festivus episode either. But here's a list of dozens of TV Christmas specials, from He-Man to Frasier. In case you need to settle the little ones down this evening with some internet video. miss lynnster, Metafilter December 25, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

What People Are Saying About Perl 5.10
Perl came out with version 5.10 last week and this post is a nice roundup of reactions. Some nice features - including a long awaited 'switch' statement. Andy Lester, Perl Buzz December 25, 2007 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Laptop Project Enlivens Peruvian Hamlet
The reviews from the field are coming in and it looks like the XO computer is a hit. "It's the best answer yet to 'a global crisis of education' in which curricula have no relevance, he said. 'If we make education pertinent, something the student enjoys, then it won't matter if the classroom's walls are straw or the students are sitting on fruit boxes.'" The most popular feature seems to be the video cameras; we should expect to see a flood of videos taken by children around the world (I wonder what the impact of that will be). Frank Bajak, Associated press, ABC News December 25, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]


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